WHY RUSH A FRATERNITY?
Friendship, Scholarship, Leadership and Community Service are a few important reasons.
The Greek system has adapted its focus to meet the expectations of today's college student, while maintaining the strong traditions each organization was built on. Fraternity membership can provide you with the means to balance your many demands, excel academically, make lifelong friendships and enhance your college experience.
WHY RUSH SIGMA PI?
Membership in Sigma Pi Fraternity is a lifelong experience. Through membership in Sigma Pi you will be introduced to a world of opportunity and leadership. Sigma Pi believes strongly in brotherhood and to maintain the relationships that you make while an active member throughout your life. Scholarship, chivalry, culture, and building character are what Sigma Pi strives to make real in daily lives and it is important that potential members believe in these ideals.
Being a brother in Sigma Pi is a whole lot more than just socials and service, it's a group of guys who watch out for each other, aggrandize each other's lives, and make college and all of the years after so much better. Sigma Pi is all about brotherhood, true friendships, and a network of lifelong friends. The men who are together in this fraternity stick together and maintain friendships for a lifetime. We see each other through thick and thin, through college and beyond, and always know that they can count on each other. In Sigma Pi, it is the individual that makes the difference in the experience and a collection of brilliant individuals leads to the experience of a lifetime.
As a primary concern for Sigma Pi brothers we hold weekly quiet/study hours at the Blank Honors Center. Each new member and active brother must maintain a minimum GPA each term to participate in chapter activities. Advice and tutoring from older brothers who know the courses and the professors is a great advantage to being a brother of Sigma Pi. The Fraternity relies on the belief that man's goal is to form a better world and enrich his surroundings with the application of wisdom and knowledge gained through education. Sigma Pi teaches the fundamentals for leadership ability, business, sociology, responsibility, and general administrative skills.
To maintain our standards, we constantly work to bring new men into our brotherhood that are natural leaders. From there, we turn natural leaders into even better leaders through programs, conferences, and chapter duties and responsibilities. The gentlemen of Sigma Pi go on to be leaders in their communities, nations, and the world.
Our chapter currently has two different levels of positions which allow members to become engaged into starting at day one of membership. Both executive positions and committee positions allow our members to develop their leadership potential. Though you aren't eligible for every single executive position as a pledge, you are encouraged to become a part of your pledge class executive board. We have several committees in our chapter ranging from Intramural to Philanthropic that are easy to get involved with and offer a great stepping block to building your leadership resume.
PHILANTHROPY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
At Xi Chapter we value and encourage our members to be involved not only within the fraternity but with the rest of the campus and community as well. Our members are involved in dozens of different student organizations and community volunteerism opportunities. Joining these organizations, our members advance their skills, grow as a person, and develop many valuable leadership qualities. This is one of the key components of being a Sigma Pi at the University of Iowa. Our members are heavily involved in the community and on campus. Throughout the course of the academic year, we make it our mission to host a variety of charitable events. Among our other community events, two of our signature philanthropies are Pumpkin Pi's and Sorority Super Bowl. Proceeds go to Donate Life and Amazing Day respectively.
ALUMNI RELATIONS/JOB PLACEMENT
Your Sigma Pi experience does not end when you leave college. You will find many business connections through the alumni during college for internships and job placement. Sigma Pi alumni have played a crucial role with placing our new graduates in the job field the past few years. With over 195 chapters chartered across North America, as an alumnus you share a bond with nearly 100,000 Sigma Pi men and have the opportunity to participate in local alumni clubs and receive Sigma Pi benefits throughout the country.
"FRATS" AND HAZING
Although we do have a good time, Sigma Pi is not a “frat,” it is a Fraternity. We are here to better ourselves as gentlemen and grow together as brothers. We are a Fraternity of gentlemen not to be put under the image of a party house. Sigma Pi has a zero tolerance policy for hazing. Two of the ideals of Sigma Pi are to raise the standards of morality and to develop character as well as encouraging chivalry. We believe that hazing of any manner is counter these ideals. Hazing is a disrespect toward the man you call your brother.
Greeks in government
40 of the last 47 Supreme Court Justices have been Greek
76% of all Congressmen and Senators belong to a fraternity
63% of the U.S. President's Cabinet members since 1900 have been Greek
All but two US Presidents and Vice Presidents since 1825 are affiliated with Greek Organizations
All of the Apollo 11 Astronauts are Greek
Greeks in the business world
85% of the Fortune 500 executives are members of fraternities or sororities
71% of those listed in "Who's Who in America" are Greek
Of the nation's 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by fraternity men
Greek on campus and in the classroom
More than 7 million men and women in the U.S. and Canada are Greek
Over 85% of the student leaders on some 730 campuses are involved in the Greek community
Statistics courtesy of the North-American Interfraternity Conference.
POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER
$999 Per Semester
$600 Per Month
If you’d like to learn more about Sigma Pi, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We would be more than happy to answer any questions, comments or concerns.
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